Little Book of Conflict Transformation: Clear Articulation Of The Guiding Principles By A Pioneer In The Field

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Good Books, Jan 27, 2015 - Law - 74 pages
This clearly articulated statement offers a hopeful and workable approach to conflict—that eternally beleaguering human situation.

John Paul Lederach is internationally recognized for his breakthrough thinking and action related to conflict on all levels—person-to-person, factions within communities, warring nations. He explores why "conflict transformation" is more appropriate than "conflict resolution" or "management." But he refuses to be drawn into impractical idealism.

Conflict Transformation is an idea with a deep reach. Its practice, says Lederach, requires "both solutions and social change." It asks not simply "How do we end something not desired?", but "How do we end something destructive and build something desired?" How do we deal with the immediate crisis, as well as the long-term situation? What disciplines make such thinking and practices possible?

A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

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Conflict transformation, best characterized as an orientation or framework, is as far from a practical tool as possible, says Lederach (international peace building, Joan B. Kroch Inst.). Instead, it ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

John Paul Lederach, a scholar with the Joan Kroc Institute of Conflict Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a distinguished scholar with the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University, writes out of his more than twenty years of work in Central America, Asia, Africa, Central Asia, and North America.